We, as humans, often attribute human characteristics to nature... Such as nature is cruel or mean or heartless. Sometimes it's inviting or seductive.
Nature is really none of those things. Nature just is.
These mushrooms sprang up in Freedom Park after a recent flood there. They weren't long for this world because, well... quite frankly, mushrooms are not really all that durable. But they did mark the event.
Sometimes I think that it would behoove me to follow nature's example of just being. But as a photographer, that's not my nature. My nature is to capture fleeting moments of life and archive them so we don't forget.
Life moves fast but it is ultimately made up of individual moments strung together.